Sunday, April 20, 2008

The grass is GREENER on our side.

What a wonderful spring weekend. The middle of April in Central NY is usually damp and wet with that unexpected late snow storm and then 70 degrees the next day. Well its been in the 70s all week and 80s this weekend and no rain. We will need the rain here real soon but this was a great way to start the season off at the marina.
Jill came up on Friday night and helped get the camper cleaned so we could move some of our stuff in. I had to do a major SPIDER kill for her (she’s arachniphobic). We spent the night there and it was great not having to try living on land in Kasidah while all the work is being done. We woke up early Saturday facing the most wonderful view of Lake Ontario. All of us ended up taking a nice hike down the shore before breakfast. Saturday everyone seemed to be at the marina getting their boats and RVs ready. It was great saying hi to everyone.
Our friends Gibber and Bonnie stopped up to look at some woodwork in the galley and over the settees that we want to do but by a professional and Gibber is just that, so hopefully in the next couple weeks he will come up and help Jon get all that done.
Late Saturday and on Sunday Jon worked on putting a shelf in the (aft Garage) but first he had to make the opening bigger so it would be easier to do work on things in the future. He is putting the reefer and ac in there and possibly some storage for scuba stuff.
Jon and I are very fortunate to have such great friends (thank you all). We think about how lucky we are with everything we do and have and how much fun it is just to go do things and meet people and share our lives with others. We are so LUCKY.

Monday, April 14, 2008

We Love Our Girls.....

Jill just sent us these photos of her doing some of the work for her Water Resource class. She is working through the college of Brockport on a grant to do some studies on the ground water in a town not to far from the school.

Jon spent the weekend at the boat working on the electrical panel and framing it, just a little trim and varnish and it will be good to go. He did a great job and even had time to hook-up some of the wires. We just ordered more wire and cable for next weekend and are now starting to cut a piece of wood for over the V berth, which was in bad shape.
I went up to the boat on Sunday and spent the day cleaning out the camper that Tim offered us till the boat goes in the water(hopefully not long). It will be nice to have a clean place to sleep while doing the work on Kasidah.
One more thing before I forget....If you get Latitudes & Attitudes mag(May 08 issue). look in the Photo section and theres a shot of Jon and Skyler on the lake, also theres an advertisement in the front of the mag.for the FilterBoss and they put in a comment that we made about it last year.....Very cool
I will put a link to their site on our side bar which you can open up. they are trying to get new subscribers so this one is free on the web to browse.

Saturday, April 12, 2008


This is the new plane Amy will be flying at Columbus Air force Base it’s a T-6. Amy wrote this to us about the plane-
“Don't let the prop fool you, it's a powerful plane. Turbo prop, which means it is a jet engine that drives the freely spinning propeller.
200 knots at 50% torque (power).”

This weekend begins the stay overs at the boat. We really want to get as much stuff finished as we can, so if the house does not sell at least we can get a little more sailing in this summer. We are trying to be positive about the house but the market is really bad all over and nothing is going to quick at any price.
Tim has offered a camper at the RV park in the Marina for us to stay so we can get more work on the boat finished without trying to live on it at the same time. This will make things much easier. I am going up Sunday to clean it out and make it homy for us. They say we might get some snow over night so we will have to deal with this also.
A new Sailboat came in yesterday from Florida, it’s a Gulfstar and the couple are live aboards, they have came up for the summer because he has a temp. job at Nine Mile. This will be great to have people that are living out on the water to talk to. They may get tired of all the questions we will have for them...Ha Ha